Nope, it sure isn't a MacBook.
Originally Posted by LMControl
How hard is flash to do? I mean, who in their right mind would say "here's a computer to surf the net, but it can't do flash." Which, btw, is what most of the awesome part of the web is. That and content.
It’s an Internet connected, multi-media device that is focused on entertainment in multiple formats. Those who want Flash and multitasking etc… already have this in other avenues, such as the MacBook Air, Macbooks, etc… These petty complaints betray the motivations of those who seek to find only the bad in Apple’s new toy.
Too many people in the world to keep anything a secret, and yeah, people complain too much, especially about people complaining. Oh look I just did it...see? Point proven.
It’s also plainly apparent that there was a lot of built up hype over this thing that nothing Apple could have put out yesterday would have satisfied the masses. I really believe Apple needs to tighten up the leaks or stop having these events. They are creating unobtainable expectations which quickly turns into animosity when those who think they know better don’t get what they want.
Totally agreed. It's a beautiful piece of engineering marvels wrapped up in an ecofriendly hippie package. It's my kind of system. However, as an engineer myself, I would never run such a crummy OS on such a powerful device. They need to get their game together on this one, it will make or break them.
Seriously…. how many companies in America, let alone the world, take such grief over innovating and bringing new product to the marketplace? Step back from this and realize this is not life and death… just a piece of electronics. Simply amazing….
The only reason they chose this type of experience is because it was popular with the iPhone. The silly part is, even though the platform makes tons of money for many many people, it cannot multitask which really removes the entire experience of "always connected" when you have to close an app just to open another. Always connected doesn't just mean catching a signal and holding it. People don't want quick messages or to get on facebook real quick, they want to chat with their families on the go (video is what my family does, and the iPad doesn't), instant message, cooperate on projects without having to bring their entire life with them (it would be a shame if that expensive MacBook Pro just slipped out, dropped, and broke with all your stuff on it, lost forever). The iPad takes care of the bad part mobile computing, but lacks in so many other fields.
In the end, I’m convinced this will be a tremendous success, despite all those who want so much to see it and Apple fail.
Apple seems to care more about their dealings with other companies than their own customers at this point.
I do not hate, I only see. That's what eyes are for...and guess who doesn't have an eye? The iPad. (yes I'm put off because of it's lack of a camera)
However, they will probably release a second gen iPad with a camera (or may wait till the third gen if they think they can get away with suspense like this again...if they don't have it in the third gen, that's when people lose their faith and start tapping their foot while staring them down).
When they do finally release a camera version, everyone will ask why they just didn't have a camera to begin with, and the answer is because it sells more devices because "now that it comes with a camera I can upgrade to what I wanted!" *pats macnatics on the head like puppy dogs*